CAUSAL FACTORS OF LOW LEVEL READING STANDARDS IN THE FOUNDATION PHASE AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Education experts and academics alike agree that the ability to read is necessary for effective communication, solving of practical life problems, and critical for the well being of an individual. The purpose of the current study is to empirically investigate, evaluate and understand the factors responsible for low level of reading standards in the foundation phase among South African primary school learners. The study utilized a combination of theoretical frameworks and qualitative techniques to explore teachers' perception and understanding of causal factors related to low level of reading standards. The findings of the study would identify some of the key factors affecting low level of reading ability among learners and provide possible intervention strategies to address them.